Group portrait of officers of the 37th Battalion before the Battalion left for France in November 1916. Identified standing in the back row, from left to right: Lieutenant (Lt) Sydney Henry Birrell ...

Collection ID P00997.001
Collection type Photograph
Title Group portrait of officers of the 37th Battalion before the Battalion left for France in November 1916. Identified standing in the back row, from left to right: Lieutenant (Lt) Sydney Henry Birrell ...
Object type Black & white
Maker Elliott & Fry
Place made United Kingdom: England
Date made 01 January 1970
Copyright Copyright expired - public domain

Group portrait of officers of the 37th Battalion before the Battalion left for France in November 1916. Identified standing in the back row, from left to right: Lieutenant (Lt) Sydney Henry Birrell from Woodland, Victoria; Second Lieutenant (2nd Lt) Harold Carlyle Parker from Hastings, Victoria who later died on 20 January 1917 of wounds while a prisoner of war at Bavarian Field Hospital, Lambersart, Lille, France; 2nd Lt Alan May Murdoch from Camberwell, Victoria; 2nd Lt Robert Keith Mcdougall from Kew, Victoria; 2nd Lt William Francis Robertson from Milawa, Victoria who was later killed in action on 7 June 1917 at Ploegsteert, Belgium; Lt Thomas Aubrey Meader from Royal Park, Victoria who died of disease on 16 November 1918; Lt Joseph Aloysius Carrodus from Abbotsford, Victoria; and 2nd Lt Philip Lewis Aitken from Toorak, Victoria. Identified standing in the middle row, from left to right: 2nd Lt James Charles Todd from Newmarket, Victoria; Captain (Capt) Ferdinand Charles Heberle from Elsternwick, Victoria; Capt Frederick Gore Moule from Melbourne, Victoria who later died of wounds on 8 October 1917 at Broodseinde, Belgium; Lt Cedric Holt Cerutty from Oakleigh, Victoria; Capt John Augustus Clarebrough from Middle Park, Victoria; Lt Percy Gilchrist Towl from Melbourne who later died of wounds on 8 September 1918 near Peronne, France; Lt Robert Cuthbert Grieve from Brighton, Victoria; Lt Francis De Conrey Mann from Murtoa, Victoria; Lt Cedric Vernon Kellway from St Kilda, Victoria; Lt Edward James Cox from Middle Park, Victoria; and Capt Wilfred Lawson Allen from Albury, NSW. Identified sitting in the front row, from left to right: Capt John Smythe Yule (Medical Officer) from Richmond, Victoria; Capt James Arthur Lambden from Ascot Vale, Victoria; Major (Maj) Charles Bennett Story from North Carlton, Victoria (later Commanding Officer of the 37th Battalion); Maj Ernest Knox-Knight from Armadale, Victoria who was killed in action on 10 August 1918 near Villers Bretonneux, France while commanding the 37th Battalion; Lieutenant Colonel Frederick George Woods from Hawthorn, Victoria, Commanding Officer; Capt Ernest Simeon Wilson from Brunswick, Victoria; Capt William John Symons, VC from Brunswick who had been awarded the Victoria Cross for gallantry at Lone Pine, Gallipoli; Capt William Francis Robertson from Albert Park, Victoria (later Commanding Officer of the 37th Battalion); and Capt Chaplain Arthur Irving Davidson from Camberwell, Victoria.

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